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Monitor/Computer Compatibility


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#1 phntm

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

How do I find out if my monitor is compatible with a new computer I am buying.

 

My monitor is a LG LCD, it was made in 2010, that's all it really says, all though it still has the sticker containing different numbers.

 

The computer I'm fixing to buy is a HP DC5100 3.4GHz 2GB 160GB SFF with a windows 7 platform.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:30 AM

As long as your pc has the same connectors as the monitor then you have nothing to worry about. Example would be dvi connector on computer, and dvi connector on monitor, or vga to vga.

 

Looks like that pc only has 1 VGA connector. Make sure the monitor has a vga connector, *It's the cable with the blue end* if not you'll have to purchase an adapter. Typically newer monitors only come with DVI connectors, so you'll have to have an adapter to convert from DVI to VGA.

 

*VGA CONNECTOR*

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*DVI CONNECTOR*

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Edited by chrisd87, 24 May 2013 - 11:59 AM.

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#3 phntm

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:08 PM

Okay, I see, because my monitor does not work on two other computers of mine, but the plug fits. Perhaps it's a software issue then on those pc's. Anyways thanks for your response. I just had to make sure.






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